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North Iowa's Daily Newspaper Edited for th* Horn* LOBE-UAZETTE Â· T H I N E W S P A P I f c T H A T M A K f S A L L N O R T H I O W A N S N I I O H i O H S ' HOME EDITION VOL. LVIII Associated PrÂ«M and United PrÂ«Â»Â« Full I.eate WUts (Five Cent* a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, AUGUST 1Â«, mi ThlÂ» PapÂ«r ConiliU at Two Section*--Stctton OnÂ« NÂ«. Ml One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W, EARL HALL Managing Editor In a Class W/tfi Convention Oratory pOR a quarter of a century I've * been watching political conventions and two features -- at least two featuresT-I never have been able to fathom. 1. I can't understand why there's so much meaningless oratory. 2, I can't understand why the parties go to the trouble of adopt' ing party platforms, which are, it such a thing is possible, even more meaningless than convention oratory. The big idea -- and maybe the only idea--of the builders of party platforms is to say A L M O S T NOTHING in the LARGEST NUMBER OP W O R D S POSSIBLE What they strive for is .something that will mean all things to all people. The perfect example of this is to be found in the Democratic platform this year. I'm referring to the plank having to do with civil rights. Why don't we find the initials FEPC in that plank? For one simple reason. Persons charged with drawing up the plank had to strike a compro mise between those who want a complete equality b e t w e e n the races and those who want to maintain status quo, which means white supremacy in the South. It's Without Mining It happens that this year the Democratic party courts the support of both the Northern Liberals and the Southern Conservatives. So the platform writers labored far into the night and brought forth a plank which was acceptable to both extreme points of view--acceptable because it means exactly nothing. In the dictionary is a word which finds its way into my vocabulary only once every four years. That word is "obfuscate," and means to "render obscure." That's what Â·the folks do who write the party platforms. They throw up a heavy tog t h r o u g h the- use of words, more words and still more words. They're masters of the art of "obfuscation," if obfuscation can be referred to as an art. Once in a while--and t think it happens by mistake--the platform makers do get pretty specific. That happened in 1948 when in both platforms there was an unqualified pledge to grant immediate statehood to Hawaii and Alaska. But has that pledge been redeemed? Do either of those two territories enjoy statehood today? You know the answer to that. They do not. Found Wanting on Test When the question came to a test in Congress, here's what happened:-Fifty-seven' per cent of the Republicans and 31 per cent of the Democrats opposed statehood for Alaska; 21 per cent of the Republicans and 30 per cent of the Dem- Big Strike Called, 2 M Threatened * t Larger Exposition Planned Next Year Smashing all previous attendance marks, the North Iowa Fair closed Sunday night after the most successful run in its history. Official attendance for the 6-day event was 100,091, Secretary-Manager M. C. (Cap) Lawson reported Monday. It was the first time the figure* had reached the 100,000 mark and surpassed the 1951 total by 9,673. A crowd of more than 7,000 Sun day afternoon packed the grand stand and bleachers and poured into the infield to watch the 100- mile stock car race won by Wally Dahl of Minneapolis. (See story on sports page.) The midway also was jammed iunday afternoon and another large crowd saw the closing performance ocrats opposed statehood for Ha waii. They didn't feel hound by any platform pledge. In this year's two platforms, those same pledges are repeated. This time they may be carried out. But it will be for other reasons than because they were included in 'the party platforms. While I'm on the general subject of performance against promise, let me dip into the 1948 platform for some other planks: Tn the field of labor legislation, the Republicans pledged to continue their study for improving labor- management legislation in the light of experience and changing conditions. That's a promise written in such general terms that it's hard to check, and particularly in view of the fact that the Republicans haven't been in power. Again, Thty Were Fooling In the Democratic platform four years ago there was a pledge to repeal the Taft-Hartlcy act. There were no ifs or amis or buts-- the" LYNMOUTH, England l/fi -- The measure was going to be erased loll of known dead rose to 22 Mon- from the books. The campaign was day with 12 others missing in flash pretty largely waged on that issue. Wei! the Taft-Hartlcy act is still Police said, it may be another both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue --Capitol Hill and the White House. * Â«Â·Â·-. .Â«Â·Â·"Â· Â·. m n j u^ uuuiuvi In neither the Senate nor the House wectc before the final toll is known, did Democrats feel bound by the Tnc coast was crowded with holi platform pledge. Thirty-two per cent of the Demo- '*- w a s /cared some missing per- cratic Senators voted for revision sons might not even be reported rather than repeal of the Taft : \ \-\-\-\ 'ty$ ^Â«r#t EVERY SEAT FILLED --This is only part of the large crowd that viewed the 100-mile stock car race Sunday afternoon at the North Iowa Fair. Temporary bleachers on Lhe infield were packed and many more'.spectators stood inside the half-mile oval. The record-breaking turnout of more than 100,000 for the 6-day fair speeded up plans of .. _ ; ; , Â·'Â·Â·, _ . Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· . Â· Â· , : :; Olobe-RilKlCe'phlo'by Muinr the Board of Directors to hold the 1964 exposition at a new site on highway .1.8 west ot'. : Mason City in order to provide the fair-goers with better facilities. re Than 100,000 Attendance Figures 1951 Tuesday 8,898 Wednesday . . . 19,717 Thursday 15,775 Friday 15,052 Saturday . . . . . . 11,037 Sunday 19,93? 1952 11,362 17,788 14,997 16,793 18,948 20,183 TOTAL 90,418 100,091 of the Ice Vogues of 1952 to boost he attendance for the final day to 20,183. This set another record for a single day's crowd. Lawson said the board of dircc- ors had agreed that 1953 will be he last year the fair will be held it its present site. A new location on Highway 18 west of Mason City vill be the home of the exposition n 1954. Lawson added that the large at- .endance this year pointed to a [really expanded fair in 1953. Attendance Saturday was 18,968 or nearly 8,000 m o r e than last year. A grandstand crowd of 3,500 watched Deb Snydcr of Kent, O., capture (he six-mile feature race n 5 minutes and 18.38 seconds to outclass the field of dirt track drivers. Another large evening Â·randstand audience saw the ice ihow. Death Toll at 22 in English Flood noods that struck^ 15-mile stretch ot Southwest England's holiday dayers when the flood struck and Hartley act. If they had been for repeal rather than for revision, there would be another - labor- management law on the books today. What About This Year? Again in the 1952 Democratic platform there's a plank pledging repeal for the Taft-ITartley act. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 1) Meanwhile, A r m y engineers raced desperately against newly threatening skies to corral the surging Lyn River, using dynamite and bulldozers to get it back to its course. It was feared a further water pilcup would spread the still widespread fiood water to a greater area. Declare Reds May Apply More Pressure Chinese, Soviets Confer in Moscow LONDON Wt--Western Diplomats expressed the view Monday Rus- 'sia and Red China may be planning to apply m o r e pressure against the Allies in Korea, Indochina and Japan. Moscow Radio, quoted Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai as saying he had come to the Soviet capttal "to consolidate further" political, economic and military links forged between tho two countries in their 1950 alliances. That, in the view of Western diplomats in London, may well mean that Chou will call for more credit, goods and a r m s to supplement the $300 million five-year !onn granted by Russia two years ago. Additionally, Russian help may e enlisted to rebuild the industrial--and armament - producing-Called Routine WASHINGTON W) -- The State Department described Monday as "routine" the conference now going on in Moscow between a high ranking Chinese Communist delegation and Russian leaden. Globe-Gazette photo ;1iy .Musscr THREE GENERATIONS--Seeing Sfc! Paul L.'Tlehiz, 547 19th S.E., off as he left Mason City Sunday morning with Company F of the Organized Reserves for Camp'Mc- Coy, Wis., are his 1-year-old son, Jeff, and Sfc. Heinz' father, F. A. Heinz, 235 20th S.E. (More pictures and story on page 13.) Fight in Mississippi-Political Attention Now Centering in Dixieland By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The presidential campaign took on a Southern accent Monday, with things popping in four Dixie states and the Republican nominee eyeing prospects in that Democratic stronghold. At Jackson, Miss., Democrats were pulling three ways as they gathered for a state* convention. One faction backs Sen. John Sparkinan, the -Demo Democratic Presidential Nominee cralic nominee for Vice president Afllni Stevenson, the other is for -Jn Arkansas, Democrats GOP Nominee Dwight Elsenhower told they could be suspended and the third prefers a third-party two ycafs If, after having voted in the Democratic primary, they sup port the GOP ticket at the polls on Nov. A, In Louisiana, Republicans organ izing teL-ienhmver'.s 1 slnle campaign ran into an upsurge of party strife Southerner' to either; GOP Threat In A l a b a m a , the first serious Â· OP threat since 1928 had Democratic party leaders whooping it "V, 1 , lnt Â° an , u .P slir 8 c oÂ£ PJJ'V fife . . . , . . Still nt odds , were Elsenhower 11 More Highway Fatalities potential of Manchuria in view of .he heavy drain imposed on the Chinese by the Korean War. Fulfillment of two other 1950 igrcements between Russia and Red China are expected to follow the Moscow talks. The first bound Russia to quit :he Port Arthur Naval base in Manchuria by the end of this year. The second bound Russia to hand over the Changchun railroads to ^hina, also by the end of the year. British leaders--including Prime Minister Churchill--have been predicting privateiy for some lime that a general switch of Tied pressures is taking place from Europe .o the Far East and particularly to Japan. SAME DATE--1951--353 CBUek ftif mcani (rafllo 4e*IK (a put 24 liovrt) Two Algona Men Killed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa counted H more traffic fa talities Monday after one of the worst weekends this year for mo- .or vehicle accidents on the state's u'ghways. Two Algeria men were killed nbout Â·! a.m. Monday a n d two 'ouths were injured critically in a icadon collision of two cars nine niles south of Algona. Dead arc Lyle Bruch, -16, m a n - igcr of the Pioneer Hybrid Seed lorn plant al Algona and Jnmes Beiser, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. .John Bciscr, a student at the State University of Iowa. Injured were Mary Agnes Bruch, 17, and David Bruch. 15, children of Mr. Bruch. Both are in St. Ann Hospital at Algona where David'.s Â· c o n d i t i o n was described as serious and Mary Agnes was said to be critical. Beiser was headed north, driving from Fort Dodge to Algona alone in his car. The Bruches were on their way to DCS Moines to visit relatives. Others who died on Iowa highways were: Dean Scwall, 22, Clarksville; Mrs. Kenneth Smith, 28, Rockford, 111., and. Jackie Smith, 7, of Rockford. All were killed in a crash near Cedar Falls. Lionel Hubert Davics, 38, Chicago was killed near Scranton. Loren H. Sander, 22, Holstcin, was injured fatally near Cherokee. Marvin B. Vcrmace, 24, died of injuries suffered near fowa City. Tom McCarthy Jr., 28, Eldora, died of injuries suffered near Eldora . Thomas McKenzie, Sioux City banks, 40, Waterloo, was injured fatally near Waterloo, Four New Polio Cases in Cerro Gordo County A total of nine polio cases have* been reported in Cerro Gordo County this year, an unofficial survey showed Monday. Of this total,'Tom new cases were reported over the weekend. An official check of the number of polio cases in Mason City is available through the city's hcailb department. There are no official county-wide figures, however. The n u m b e r of cases reported so far in Mason City is four--two of these were striken over the week end. A. J. Thompson, of the Cerro Gordo County I n f a n t i l e Paralysis CommiUec, docs not keep records of cases unless the patient receives aid from the National I n f a n t i l e Paralysis Foundation, he informed the Globe-Gazette. The new cases reported over the week end are: Theresa Huston, 13, 428 Hh N.E., Mason City; W i l l i a m D. Keller, 6, Mason City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Keller, 304 Crescent Drive; (the Huston girl was taken to Iowa City and the Keller boy is at Blank Memorial Hospital, DCS Moines); Robert White, 38, 7 S. 20th, Clear Lake, father of four children, hospitalized at Iowa City; Janice Winlerstein, U, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold "Wintcrstein Â·505 S. 8th St., Clear'Lake, at Mercy Hospital, Mason City, condition reporter! good. Other cases reported before the week end include; Edward Schultz, G, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Schultz, 818 Pennsylvania N.E.; Terrancc Soli 17, 111 6th S.W., reported fully re-, covered; Jerry Watson, 13, Clear Lake, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Walson, at Blank Memorial, DCS Moines; Mary Ellen Petlit, Des Moines, striken at Clear Lake, reportedly r e c o v e r e d ; Frankie died in a car-train collision at Schmitz, 18 months old daughter of Manson and Mrs. Charles E. Fair- Mr. and Mrs. F r a n k Schmitz, Clear Lake, reported striken in June, re portodly recovered, SABOTAGE--Industrialist Henry J. Kaisar Monday accused unknown saboteurs who tampered with two speedboats he had en- ,tered in racas at Tahoe City, Calif., of a "murderous attempt on my life." The damage was discovered a half hour before the races Sunday. Girl Slayer Is Confined as Lunatic NEW YORK t/R--Bayard Pcakes, .he "eternal life" physicist who killed a pretty blonde secretary on the Columbia University campus, Monday was ordered confined as a lunatic. General Sessions Judge Edward J. McCullcn committed him to Matteawan State Hosiptal at Beacon, N.Y. Meat Union Starts War of Nerves Goodrich Rubber Hit by Walkout By UNITED PRESS A strike paralyzed the Goodrich Rubber Co. Monday and a government proposal designed 'to 'prevent a strike on the New York Central Railroad was thrown off the 'track by three-roll'unions. Labor harmony also was thre'at- sned in the meat packing industry as the CIO United Packinghouse Corkers, began a war ot nervei against the "Big Four" meat pack- srs.' About 18,000 rubber workers in nine B. F. Goodrich plants across the country began their strike Monday after 10 weeks 'of negotiations over "fringe" benefits were broken oft at Cincinnati. ,, . Shot Down The strike began just after midnight Sunday, and L. S, Buckmat- cr, internationals'president of. the CIO United Rubber,,Workers,,said all the plants were ','shut'down or in the process of being shut down." The National Mediation Board Sunday made ,,a "package" proposal aimed at "settling the' dispute' between -the' rail' brotherhoods and the NYC, but the unions"rejected H. The'railroad agreed to the fed-, erat compromise, with' so'me reser-' vatlon's. ' r !Â·,,,,".'' \ , -\ - ' Â· The strike, if-called,- would 'only affect the Eastern Division ot the New York Central, About 60,000 commuters' in"the'Ifew .York city area ( would be'hardest hit. The' dispute grew'out ot 58 unsettled grievances'involving work- iJtrt Hiil AH *' . ..|J t .kl^ ..._^A -aTIl_.J L.^. At- _ * . . . . . . . . a m i au onus . w e r e .tasennowcr up for M o n d a y s homecoming of backers And supporters of Ohio's Sen. Robert Taft, At a meeting in Alexandria Saturday, the Eisenhower people sue.- cecded in placing their-choice ai Louisiana campaign manager bill failed In a bid lo scat new' members on the state central committee. At Denver, it was learned Elsen- hower is arranging an unprecedented whirlwind Invasion of per- hu'ps a dozen rnnjor cities , in al least .seven Southern states. The plan is for the general to leave from New York about Sept. 2 ant: xip through Dixie for two or days. The Stevenson headquarters al Springfield, III., was also astir with speechniflking preparations. Sen. Mike Monroncy of Oklahoma chairman of t h e Democrats Speakers Bureau, said a team o! 100 orators will range country wide. Brief Vacation Stevenson himself lakes off for a brief vacation. Indications-were he would keep up with his chores as Illinois governor, when he returns, and still stay on campaign schedule. The official "kickoff'-' address by him will be at Detroit on Labor Day coinciding with President Truman's initial cam paign speech at Milwaukee. -All About- day night and Tuesday with occa sional thunder storms north Mon- partment. day night. 8 a.m. Monday: M a x i m u m M i n i m u m At 8 a.m. YEAR AGO: M a x i m u m Minimum weather data up to 80 47 65 79' 47 ing, rules;' wHidH'" were filed. by,.thÂ« Brotherhood- of, Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood Ot, Locomotive Firemen f and the 'Order of Railway Conductoff^H! ,- / ' ', Ww'BMlVJ^.v ?*' The CIO 1 Rubber, iWorkers,,re.; t vealed that the Goodrich company- had offered them a 10 cent hourly wage boost.' They said this was ; in line ,wi*t raises granted "by four other rubber manufacturers, The controversy ,. arose over- 'fringe" benefits. Although neither party 'to the 'dispute nia^e clear what the issues were, it was be- ieved that vacation pay, filling of |db "orders, grievance procedures, ind equalization o( available work-,- ng hours were at the base of the dispute. The CIO 'Packinghouse Workers egan their war of -nerves against .he meat companies by wrapping all their plans in strict secrecy, The 14-man executive board of the union met in Chicago- Sunday td discuss stalled contract negotia- ions and refused ;.to reveal what decisions they .reached. \ Bogged Down Negotiations between the union, which represents 80,000 employes n 68 meat packing plants, and Armour Co., Swift Co,, Wilson k Co, and Cudahy. have been hope- essly bogged d,o\vn since a week ago when the old work contracts expired. Coal miners began anxiously ex- a m i n i n i g their budget books and preparing for a "memorial" layoff called by their boss, United Mine Workers Chief John L. Lewis. House Investigators Digging into Case of Alleged Fraud WASHINGTON W-House investigators, it was learned Monday. are digging into a case of alleged fraud that lay in the Justice Department about seven years and :hcn was marked "closed" ^without being prosecuted. Activities of a number of past officials of the department have )een under scrutiny in connection; with the case, which is expected to The Weather Mason City: Fair Monday; Monday night and Tuesday. Not much change in temperature. High Monday 80 to 84. 'Low Monday night 50 to 53 Iowa: Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday, a few scattered "'"" ullv; t u a t ' """-" ' a ^iÂ«=Â«-Â«-=",iÂ«. thundcrshowers southwest and nccomc the subject of public hear-, extreme west late Monday night ' m 8 s on Capitol Hill soon, ami in wrÂ»Â«:i ami cnnih TMnt,-,i The unexplained lack of prose- culion in the case is one : of several similar matters being, studied Minnesota: Partly cloudy Mon- by a House judiciary subcommit- ee investigating the Justice Do- CommiUee sources said the case irst reached -the department in. 944, and about a year ago was' marked "closed" without either iyil or criminal prosecution being, nitiatcd. The House committee, invesliga-" ors did not identify the\casef-- ther than to say it related to Â· oisiness firm.